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Dr. Ajitha T.K

Associate Professor
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Area of Interest: Time series analysis and forecasting

  • Thirty three years of teaching and research experience in KAU
  • Started career in College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy in 1986.
  • Joined College of Horticulture in 1990 and associated with the Distributed information sub centre with additional charge of information officer and actively involved  in the upgradation of the centre to the full fledged Bio informatics centre.
  • Significant contributions were made to develop the first website of KAU, several databases for the Bioinformatics centre and conducted a series of training programmes to create Net awareness and proficiency in Bioinformatics.
  • Handled UG as well as PG courses of the Department.
  • Major advisor of  3 PG students and 3  on roll.
  • Published 15 research articles , co-authored the book titled "Price Discovery Mechanism of Pepper Futures" and attended  36   workshop/trainings.
  • Focus of research : Forecasting of crop yields using climatological variables, assessment of spatial and temporal variations in Kerala agriculture, time series forecasting of area, production and productivity of major crops of Kerala, price volatility studies, prediction of futures prices, optimisation techniques in long term fertiliser trials of paddy, quantitative assessment of monthly rainfall changes in Kerala over decades through various probability distributions, Simulation as well as prediction of reservoir inflow with respect to important reservoirs of Kerala, Structural equation modelling to explore the  Production constraints faced by farmers with respect to various crops.
  • Life - member of Kerala statistical association

Recent publications:

  • Ajitha, T.K and Anil Kumar, P.(2017). A novel approach to predict the onset of south west monsoon in Kerala. Journal of Tropical Agriculture . Vol.55 (1): 31-39.
  • Ajitha, T.K and Anil Kumar, P .(2017).  Stochastic models for reservoir inflow simulation. International journal of Statistics and Applied Mathematics;2(6):197-203
  • Swathy Lakshmi P.V, Prema A, Ajitha T.K and Pradeep Kumar T.(2017). Economic feasibility of polyhouse vegetable cultivation in Kerala. Journal of Tropical Agriculture,Vol.55(2): 209-214.


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College of Horticulture
Kerala Agricultural University
Thrissur Kerala 680656
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